Applicants sought for Taft Conlin Scholarship |

Applicants sought for Taft Conlin Scholarship

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To learn more or apply, contact VMS Director of Admissions Jeremy Thelen by phone at 970-477-7164 or by email at The deadline to apply is Jan. 16.

VAIL — Vail Mountain School is accepting applications for the 2015 Taft Conlin Scholarship, which will provide the winner with full tuition for up to four years while attending VMS.

Now in its second year, the merit-based scholarship is awarded annually to an exceptional student who has distinguished themselves academically, demonstrated strong leadership in their community and who models the VMS ideal of global citizenship.

The 2015 Conlin Scholarship is open to current eighth- and ninth-grade students.

Sense of Moral Purpose

In addition to academic excellence, Taft Conlin Scholars are selected based on their internal motivation and leadership qualities, combined with a strong sense of moral purpose.

The scholarship is made possible by a fund established in memory of Taft Conlin, a beloved member of the VMS community who died unexpectedly in 2012. The scholarship was created to support truly exceptional and motivated students who will go on to thrive in college and in life, and who will ultimately make a difference in the lives of others on a larger scale.

Last year, the scholarship was awarded to Kevin Garcia, a freshman at Eagle Valley High School where he was at the top of his class and played on the varsity soccer team. Outside of school Kevin has distinguished himself through involvement with SOS Outreach as a student leader.

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